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Camp and adventure in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley at Campfire Ranch on the Taylor. Book now on our website for additional availability and site details at: - we feature walk-in tent only campsites, convenient amenities, demo camping equipment and a full Adventure Concierge service!

Please contact us before booking if you are seeking a family focu


Camp and adventure in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley at Campfire Ranch on the Taylor. Book now on our website for additional availability and site details at: - we feature walk-in tent only campsites, convenient amenities, demo camping equipment and a full Adventure Concierge service!

Please contact us before booking if you are seeking a family focused experience - we do not have a kids area or playground and require that children under the age of 16 be in the company of an adult at all times due to our proximity to Co Rd 742 and the Taylor River. No multi-room tents are allowed at camp, we simply don't have the room, the largest tent size we can accommodate is 12'x12' - please inquire if you have specific tent questions.

You can check-in with us anytime after 2pm the day of your reservation, please message us if you need to check-in after 7pm. All campers will be required to sign our release of liability waiver before camping (parents/guardians will have to sign for minors in your group) - you can review these terms and rules on our website:

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Campfire Ranch on the Taylor in Colorado.


We are just 30 minutes away from Mount Crested Butte, an idyllic peak that offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures!

River, stream, or creek

We are located on the Taylor River and the Gunnison River is not far away.


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Hipcamper Lessli

Extremely satisfied campers.

Lessli D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 22nd, 2020

Campfire Ranch was perfect for us. My friend and I hadn't been camping in years and we're anxious about what to expect. CFR provided the PERFECT amount of privacy, care, amenities and adventure to get us off on the right foot.
Wildlife was abundant. There were plenty of locally accessible activities like horseback riding, rafting and sunset nature walks. Fishing and rock climbing. We really could have stayed for another 4-5 days.
Fire wood wasnot only free but already stacked at our site. The tent pad was level and flat, and truely, you can't beat the sound of an active river with the most vivid stars overhead.
Coffee was delicious! Sam and his team are dedicated to sustainable resources and I HIGHLY recommend you ask him for his story!!
10/10 for campers and city folk with pets and families looking for a break!!

Thanks Sam and Jim. I can't wait to stay again!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 29th, 2020

If you have one of the campsites furthest from the parking lot pack smart so you don't have to make 100 trips to the car.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 29th, 2020

My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years and have talked about camping for well, our entire time together. We finally decided to do it before our move out of the country. After hours of searching I was able to find this hidden gem of a place and it was an absolute great experience. The location was perfect. I wanted a place that provided some shade and privacy and this place hit it spot on. Sam lives on the property and is available to help you with anything you might need. Of course we realized we forgot items once there and we were able to rent them out for a very decent price through the office on site. Not only that but the items provided are good quality. We must of been at his office a dozen times with items needed or questions about the area and where to venture off too. Sam is very knowledgeable about the area which is another perk. This place has a very clean bathroom area. Nothing like what I was use to camping as a kid ha. I was very impressed. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a place to camp. The river is nearby and is relaxing to listen to. The only downside is not drive up parking. We bought a collapsible wagon at Walmart which was a lifesaver since we like the spots a little farther away. If you end up forgetting something or needing anything Sam probably has your back as he did ours. He is a very nice person to be around and that also makes the experience better. One more note- the spring water that is available here is so tasty! I was impressed. I honestly wasn't expecting it to be that great but it definitely was! We have already booked another trip here with our kids.

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Hipcamper Zack

10/10 overall, stayed an extra day!

Zack M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
July 2nd, 2020

Campfire Ranch was gorgeous!! Set on a curved valley road between two towering cliffs right on the Taylor River. The sites were clean and easy to access, there was a flat pad for tents, two fire pits with one with a grate for cooking, firewood was free and wheelbarrows were supplied, decent Verizon cell service, cleanest campground bathroom in history cleaned daily, and a hand well pump with the freshest mountain spring water. Sam was extremely helpful in guiding us to different day hikes and loaned us out a waterproof map, recommended top notch food joints in CB and was overall a nice guy always making sure everyone had what they needed to enjoy their camp. 10/10 recommend!!

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 5th, 2020

Campfire ranch is awesome. Sam is welcoming and a great guide for the endless activities in the area.

Everything was super clean and well kept. Unlimited firewood is an absolute gamechanger. We would absolutely recommend campfire ranch.

Hipcamper Heather

Wonderful overnight dtop

Heather S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
July 9th, 2020

The site was great, very accommodating, had everything we needed (free firewood and water plus a bucket and shovel, 2 fire pits, one with a grill for cooking plus a picnic table). Sam was personable and nice, but professional. Sites and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. View was beautiful. Other guests were quiet. Only downside is the proximity to the highway and other sites, so if you’re looking for a very remote/private site, this may not be it.

Hipcamper Louis
Louis O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 11th, 2020

Sam was very friendly and checked in on us daily. He had lots of great ideas for close by trips, we definitely plan on coming back! My biggest regret was not buying a T-shirt !

Hipcamper Pat

Great experience

Pat H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 20th, 2020

Great place to stay! The campsite is clean and in a great location right near the river. Bathroom was always very clean. Owner was friendly and very accommodating. Would strongly recommend to anybody and everybody.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
July 23rd, 2020

Campfire Ranch was a phenomenal camping experience! Sam was a wonderful host and helped give us some great insight on nearby activities. We had spot 10 which gave us great proximity to our truck, the firewood, and the restrooms. The facilitates were nice and clean. The well water was amazing, and the free firewood was a huge bonus as we would have had to purchase several bundles at other campgrounds.

Campfire Ranch
United States
2 Sites